Family Recipe Friday – Mom’s Pumpkin Pie

Posted on October 31, 2014 in Family Recipes

 

I thought this recipe is very appropriate for the season. It was taught to me by my mother.  I don’t know where she got the recipe.  It was never written down until I added it to my MasterCook® cookbook, Eileen’s Recipe Box. This is the cookbook that holds all my family recipes.

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It has been a tradition in my home to serve this dish on Thanksgiving when all my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren come to my home for Thanksgiving dinner.  This year for the first time, I will be taking these pies to my son’s home, where we will be having Thanksgiving dinner.

This recipe makes two pies and yields 16 servings.

Mom’s Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients

Amount       Measure        Ingredient 

1                   teaspoon         ground cinnamon

1/2              teaspoon         ground allspice

1/2              teaspoon         ground nutmeg

1                 teaspoon         ground ginger

4                teaspoons       vanilla extract

1                 cup                  dark brown sugar

1/2            cup                   granulated sugar

8                large               eggs

30              ounces           pumpkin (1 large can unseasoned Libby pie filling)

1 1/2          cups               milk (whole or 2%)

6                tablespoons  salted butter

1                teaspoon        salt

2               unbaked         pie shells (See pie crust recipe below)

Directions

In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, pour milk, add butter and salt.

Place in a microwave for about 30 – 60 seconds until butter almost melted (do not let milk boil).

In a large bowl, mix together spices, vanilla, sugars, eggs, pumpkin and milk mixture until thoroughly blended.

Pour into pie shell and cover the edges with a thin strip of foil.  Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until a knife blade inserted into the center of the pie comes out clean.

When serving, you may top with whipped cream, if desired or serve with pumpkin ice cream.

Mom’s Pumpkin Pie Crust

 Ingredients

Amount       Measure       Ingredient

2                  level cups     all-purpose flour

1                   teaspoon      salt

3/4              level cup      Crisco all-vegetable shortening

5                 tablespoons  cold water

Directions

Mix flour and salt in a large medium bowl (metal works best). Cut in Crisco® using a pastry blender (or 2 knives) until all flour is blended in to form pea-size chunks.

Sprinkle with water, one tablespoon at a time. Toss lightly with fork until dough will form ball. Divide dough in half, if making two single crusts. Press between hands to form one or two 5 to 6-inch pancakes.

Flour one pancake of dough lightly. Roll into circle between sheets of waxed paper on dampened countertop. Peel off top sheet. Trim crust one inch larger than an inverted 9-inch pie plate. Flip into pie plate. Remove other sheet and press pastry to fit. Fold edge under and flute. Repeat this step for the other pancake of dough.

 

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52 Ancestors: #43 Giovanni Valentino Furlani (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted on October 27, 2014 in 52Ancestors, Family History

Giovanni Valentino Furlani, as he was baptized, was born 18 February 1884 in Vigolo Vattaro, in what is now Trentino Province, Italy. He was the eldest son of Giovanni Battista Furlani and Maria Dallabrida.

Giovanni immigrated to the US in 1912 at the age of 28. His two younger brothers, Guglielmo and Candido (my grandfather) had preceded him in 1907.  By 1912, Guglielmo had already moved from Mt. Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania to Colorado. Candido (Condy) was still in Mt. Carmel.

When I researched passenger records at Ellis Island, I found something odd. I found Giovanni Furlani in the database twice.  As follows:

Furlani, Geovanni, ethnicity Austria, residence Vigola, Austria, date 17 Oct 1912,age 28y, gender M, marital status S,  ship’s name St. Paul out of Southampton, Southamptonshire, England, UK

Furlani, Giovanni, ethnicity Austria,  residence Trentino, Austria, date 20 Oct 1912, age 28y, gender M, marital status S, ship’s name Philadelphia out of Southampton, Southamptonshire, England, UK

His certificate of arrival in his naturalization papers stated that he arrived on the ship Philadelphia on 20 October 1912.  I wonder who arrived under his name on the ship St. Paul on 17 October 1912 and I wonder they were a relative.

Giovanni joined his brother on Mt. Carmel to work in the mines. The occupation of all three brothers was coal miner. He was living in Mt. Carmel when the following photo was taken by the local newspaper.  In 1915, the newspaper featured the immigrants from Vigolo Vattaro who had come to Mt. Carmel from about 1880 through the present (1915). It had two photos: one of all married men that featured my grandfather, Candido and one of all single men that included my great uncle John (see photo).

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Giovanni (John) Furlani & the Single Men from Vigolo Vattaro in Mt. Carmel Item 1915, Giovanni is on the second full row, fourth from the left.

 

By the first census since his arrival, the 1920 US census, Giovanni (John) Furlani was in Clay, Harrison County, West Virginia. In the 1930 US census, he is in Rivesville, Marion County, West Virginia; but by 1942, according to his WWII Draft Registration, he was back in living in Harrison County, West Virginia. I have not been able to find him in the 1940 US census so far.

I remember that Uncle John used to send us a Christmas card every year until he died in 1963. I never met him and the only photo I have of him is the one in the newspaper photo.  He died on his birthday on 18 February 1963 at Davis Memorial Hospital, Randolph County, West Virginia. He died of pneumonia at the age of 79 exactly. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Marion County, West Virginia.

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Tombstone of Giovanni (John) Furlani (1884 – 1965)

 

 

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52 Ancestors: #42 Eva Meisberger Kestener Gunther (1861 – 1941)

Posted on October 21, 2014 in 52Ancestors, Family History
52 Ancestors: #42 Eva Meisberger Kestener Gunther (1861 – 1941) Eva Meisberger Gunther ca 1884

Eva Meisberger Kestener Gunther ca. 1884

 

Eva Meisberger Gunther was baptized Maria Anna Meisberger at St. Edward’s RC Church, Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania. She is my great grandmother and the daughter of Theobald Meisberger and Mary Catherine Strausser. The numerous name variants that I have found include: Mary Eva Ann Meisberger, Eva A. Kestener, Mary Gunther, Eva Mary Gunter, Mary E. Gunter, and Eva Ann Meisberger.

Eva Meisberger was married twice.  She first married Arnold Kestener (1854 – 1881) on 23 November 1880 in St. Edward’s. Arnold died in 1881 and is buried in St. Edward’s cemetery. According to the family story, she was a bride, mother and widow in less than a year. My question is “Who was the child she bore?”  I found a grave in St. Edward’s cemetery for a Baby Kestener. This grave was at Range 12 – Lot 15. Arnold Kestener’s grave is at Range 12 – Lot 16, so it is likely he is the father and Eva was the mother of the poor infant buried with no dates recorded.

Eva then married Andreas (aka Andrew) C. Gunther (abt. 1859 – 1931) on 11 February 1884 in St. Edward’s RC Church, Shamokin.  Together they had eight children that I know of: Wilson Francis (1884 – 1927), Mary Viola (1887 – 1972), Annetta Geraldine (1889 – ?), John Albert (1891 – 1960), Louis Arnold (1892 – 1906), Raymond Peter (1895 – 1960), Lorraine (1897 – 1977), and Marguerite (1900 – 1983).

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Eva Meisberger Kestener Gunther Ca. 1927

I recently obtained the death certificate for Mary Gunther. At the time of her death, she was living at 446 Main Street, Brady, Coal Township, Northumberland, Pa. (Brady became Johnson City and then Ranshaw). This is an interesting death certificate because of the anomalies. The official portion states she died on 4 February 1941 of Asthma. The personal side was completed by Mrs. Wm. Noble of 5134 Torresdale Ave, Phila., Pa.  Mrs. Wm. Noble is Eva’s daughter, Lorraine, and my grandmother.

First if we calculate her birth date based on the date of death and her listed age we get 11 April 1860 but the certificate and her baptismal record both state a birth date of 6 April 1861. She was baptized on 16 June 1861.

Eva’s father is listed as David Meisberger born in Germany. Eva’s father was Theobald C. Meisberger, who may have been called David but not on any document that I’ve found so far. Eva’s mother is correctly listed as Mary Strausser but incorrectly described as being born in Germany. She was born in Pennsylvania.

These death certificates can provide such wonderful information but also throw in plenty of conflicts to be resolved and explained.

 

Week 42 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, a blogging challenge initiated by Amy Johnston Crow in her blog No Story Too Small.

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52 Ancestors: #41 Robert A. Furlani (1917 – 1996), My Godfather

Posted on October 14, 2014 in 52Ancestors, Family History, Family Recipes
52 Ancestors: #41 Robert A. Furlani (1917 – 1996), My Godfather BillBobFurlani

Uncle Bob, as best man, at my parents’ wedding in 1941, He is the one on the right.

Robert (Bob) A. Furlani was born 10 August 1917 in Connersville, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania (Pa.). He is the son of Candido Furlani and Anna (Bianchi) Furlani and he is my paternal uncle and my godfather. Although I saw him more frequently than some of my other relatives, I seem to know very little about him.  I guess it is time to do more research.

My mother told me that she was engaged to Bob before she dated his brother, my father. She would never tell me what happened or why they broke up.

I have a photo that I found on the Internet of the 1933 Mount Carmel Township High School football team, which includes my uncle. So I know he played football in high school.

I know he enlisted in World War II as a Warrant Officer. His enlistment record shows he attended college for one year.

I know he had one brother, my father, William C. Furlani, and one sister, my aunt, Dorothy Furlani.

In the late 1940s or early 1950s, he married Patricia Allen, who was divorced, creating a small scandal in our staunch Catholic family. Aunt Pat had a daughter, Mildred, who was known as Mickey and whom I remember. His obituary says there was another daughter named Betty, whom I never knew.  She must have already married and moved into her own home, when Bob and Pat married. Bob and Pat never had any children together.

He and his family lived in Elizabeth, Union Co., New Jersey. The town I grew up in, Essington, Delaware Co., Pa. was on the Delaware River.  There was a lot of manufacturing in the Newark, Elizabeth area along the river. I remember always telling folks that my uncle lived over across the river where you can see the yellow smoke.

I always looked forward to Uncle Bob’s visits. He adored children and was great fun to be around.  Aunt Pat was outgoing and enjoyed our company, too.  When they visited, we children could look forward to treats. I remember that one time we were treated to ice cream. I insisted I wanted a butterscotch sundae (which I had never had before) even though everyone tried to talk me out of it.  You guessed it—I threw it up before we even left the store. I’ve never eaten another.

Uncle Bob died on 15 February 1996 at the age of 78, in the home of one of his grandchildren.  According to his obituary, he was survived by two daughters, Betty Dean and Mildred O’bremsky, both of New Jersey; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

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Sunday’s Obituary – Michael and Margaret Meisberger

Posted on October 12, 2014 in Family History, Genealogical Tips, Sundays Obituary
Sunday’s Obituary – Michael and Margaret Meisberger Michael Meisberger Juniata Sentinal Death Notice 1879 Snagit

Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. Juniata Sentinel and Republican, Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, Wednesday, January 15, 1879

Recently, I found this poignant and heartwarming obituary[1] on Chronicling America at the Library of Congress. It publicizes the deaths of my 3rd great-grandparents, Michael and Margaret (Bettinger) Meisberger. For more information about the lives of these two individual, see my posts 52 Ancestors: #12 Michel Meisberger and 52 Ancestors: #21 Margarethe Bettinger Meisberger.

From a genealogy perspective, it gave me some proximity as to the dates of their deaths, possibly in late 1878 or early 1879, with some new clues to pursue.  Their presumed footstones, in Saint Edward’s cemetery in Shamokin, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania (Pa.), are completely illegible—worn almost blank.  The cemetery survey of owner Michael Meisberger records them as Mr. Michael Meisberger and Mrs. Michael Meisberger.

I must admit, I was very surprised to find this obituary in the Mifflintown newspaper. Apparently they picked up the story from the Selinsgrove Times, which had carried the story a week earlier. Michel and Margarethe both died in Coal Township, Northumberland Co., Pa. The original obituary must have been picked up by the Selinsgrove Times.  I am in the process of trying to trace this back to the original obituary. A lesson I learned here is that you do not always find that “magic” record where you expect–certain stories travel.

[1]Juniata Sentinel and Republican (Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa.) 1873-1955, January 15, 1879, Image 3. Image provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA. Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86053634/1879-01-15/ed-1/seq-3/.

 

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (SNGF) – What Date Was Your Grandfather Born?

Posted on October 12, 2014 in Saturday Night Fun

Randy Seaver of  GeneaMusings has given us this Saturday Night Genealogy Fun assignment:.

What day of the week was your Grandfather born (either one)? Tell us how you found out.

My maternal grandfather, William Joseph Noble, was born on 25 November 1896. His birthdate was on a Wednesday. I searched http://www.wolframalpha.com for “25 Nov 1896 day of week.”

What has happened in recorded history on your Grandfather’s birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

Events that have occurred on November 25 in history:

  •  1863 – The Yankees rout Rebels at the Battle of Missionary Ridge.
  • 1876 – The US Army retaliates for the Little Bighorn massacre.
  • 1918 – German commander in East Africa surrenders.
  • 1950 – The so-called “storm of the century” hits the eastern part of the United States, killing hundreds and causing millions of dollars in damages.
  • 1952 – The Agatha Christie play Mousetrap opens in London.

To obtain this information I went to http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/.  I did have some problem with a couple of the links on this page but it may be my browser. I first tried the View Calendar option in the date image but nothing happened.  I next tried the Pick A Date button in the What happened on your birthday image on the right panel, but again, nothing happened.  I finally resorted to paging forward one page at a time from today’s date October 12 to November 25. This action did work with no problems–just took a while.

What famous people have been born on your Grandfather’s birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.

For his exact birth date (25/11/1896), I only found two famous people:

  • Virgil Thomson, an American composer and critic.
  • Priscilla Dean, an American actress.

Both were found by doing a Google search for “who famous born November 25 1896.” These results were found on http://www.wikipedia.org/.

This Google search also gave me a site called NNDB (tracking the entire world), which is apparently in beta. This site provided a list of people born on November 25. I selected:

  • 25 Nov 1835 – Andrew Carnegie, robber baron turned philanthropist.
  • 25 Nov 1881 – Pope John XXIII, Roman Catholic Pontiff from 1958 to 1963.
  • 25 Nov 1914 – Joe DiMaggio, an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played for the New York Yankees and was once married to Marilyn Monroe.
  • 25 Nov 1926 – Poul Anderson, science fiction author.
  • 25 Nov 1957 – Robert Ehrlich, a politician who was Governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007.

Put your responses in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.

That’s all folks!

 

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52 Ancestors: #40 Johanna Meisberger Burns (1871 – 1957) (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted on October 7, 2014 in 52Ancestors, Family History
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Footstone of Johanna Meisberger Burns. Photo by John J. Haile, Jr.

Johanna was born on 12 July 1871 in Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She was baptized on 29 July 1871 in St. Edward’s RC church in Coal Township.  She is the daughter of Theobald Meisberger and Mary Catherine Strausser Meisberger and she is my 2nd great-aunt.

She married Dennis J. Burns on 28 June 1899 in St. Edward’s in Coal Township. Together they had the following children:  Edward (1894 – ?), John A. (1901 – ?), Joseph (1904 – ?), Mary (1905 – ?), Casper (1906 – 1997), Jennie (1908 – 1912) and Elizabeth (1930 – 1930).

Johanna died on 25 September 1957 in Coal Township. She was buried next to her husband, Dennis, on 28 September 1957 in St. Edward’s cemetery, also in Coal Township. In addition to the photo of her tombstone, I also have a copy of the cemetery record. Both of these are courtesy of John J. Haile, Jr., who provided these images, when I purchased his book,   Saint Edward’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.

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Cemetery record with entry for Johanna Burns, Saint Edward’s Cemetery. Image by John J. Haile, Jr.

 

 

 

Week 40 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, a blogging challenge initiated by Amy Johnston Crow in her blog No Story Too Small.

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Society Saturday – Using a Timeline to Break Down Your Brick Walls

Posted on October 4, 2014 in Local Societies, Society Saturday

Society Saturday – Using a Timeline to Break Down Your Brick Walls CCGSLogo The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM features Jane Thursby, who began her family research when she found her father’s baby book among her grandmother’s items over twenty years ago.  The baby book contained a 5 generation family tree with names she had never heard.  The quest was on.

Jane will be presenting Using a Timeline to Break Down Your Brick Walls.  What is a timeline?  How can it be used to find those elusive ancestors?  Add a new tool to your genealogy arsenal and use it to break down brick walls.  A timeline can be used on individuals and families to organize and analyze the information you already have, and it will help you pinpoint new directions in which to research.

Jane is the past president and current vice president of the Frederick County Genealogical Society where she currently lives.  She is also a member of the Baltimore County Genealogical Society, the Howard County Genealogical Society, the Carroll County Genealogical Society, and the Maryland Genealogical Society.  Jane is a speaker on genealogical research in Maryland and on research techniques especially those to help breakdown brick walls.

Meetings of the Carroll County Genealogical Society (CCGS) are held the third Monday of each month, March through May and September through November, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Room, Westminster Library at 50 East Main Street, Westminster.  The meetings are free and open to the public.  An annual dinner is held each June and a holiday party each December.  These are for members and their guests, with reservations made in advance.

Please come to our meeting and bring a friend.  You will meet other folks interested in family research and genealogy and enjoy delightful talks that may help you in your own research.  I look forward to seeing new faces!

You can also come early and take advantage of our large collection of books and other materials housed at the Westminster Branch of the CCPL.  On Thursday afternoons, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., one or more society volunteers will be on hand to assist researchers. Of course, this collection is available to all anytime the library is open.

 

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The CCGS Genealogy Section at the Westminster Branch Library. Photo by Eileen Souza

 

 

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52 Ancestors: #39 Mary Bianchi Pieri (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted on September 30, 2014 in 52Ancestors, Family History

According to her baptismal record, Mary Bianchi was born on 5 July 1894 in Hazleton, Luzerne County (Co.), Pennsylvania (Pa.). The 1900 US census has her birth listed as Jul 1892. She was the daughter of Bonaventura and Mary (Bunt) Bianchi and she is my great aunt.

Mary’s siblings were Peter Bianchi, Christine Theresa (Bianchi) Concini, Henry Bianchi, Violet Josephine (Bianchi) Bridi, Leon Victor Bianchi, Anna (Bianchi) Furlani, Lucy (Bianchi) Bailoni, Charles Bianchi, Helen (Bianchi) Ficca, Margaret (Bianchi) Socoloski and Mildred Bianchi, who died at the age of five.  There were two other infants, unnamed that died.

Mary had her first child in 1908, prior to her marriage to John Pieri. Her son Victor Bianchi was raised by her mother, Mary (Bunt) Bianchi. For Victor’s story, see my earlier post, Who Is Victor Bianchi?

Mary married John Pieri on 12 December 1914 in Saint Peter Church in Mount Carmel, Northumberland Co., Pa. John was baptized in Santa Lucia, Cesera [Cesena?], Italy, according to the marriage register. A dispensation was granted for this wedding but the reason is not stated. Usually, this is done when one of the parties are not Catholic but as both were baptized, there must be another reason.

Their children were Edith H. (Pieri) Adams (1911 – 2003), Mildred Pieri (1915 – 2007), Frank Joseph Pieri (1917 – 1994), Dorothy M. Pieri (1919 – 1978), John Louis Pieri (1920 – 2006), Charles Pieri (1923 – 1984), and Louis Pieri (abt. 1928 – ?).

Mary is said to have died on 25 May 1958 in Atlas, Northumberland Co., Pa. She is buried in Saint Peter Cemetery located in Mount Carmel.  I am awaiting the next release of the Pennsylvania Death Certificates with bated breath to help me (hopefully) fill in some of the blanks here and confirm the death date.

 

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Headstone of Mary Bianchi Pieri and her husband, John Pieri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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52 Ancestors: #38 Emma M. Meisberger Madara (1864 – 1928)

Posted on September 23, 2014 in 52Ancestors, Family History

Emma was born on 31 January 1864 in Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She was baptized on 20 February 1864 in St. Edward’s RC church in Coal Township.  She is the daughter of Theobald Meisberger and Mary Catherine Strausser Meisberger and she is my 2nd great-aunt.

Emma seems to be known by various first names. Her baptismal record lists her as Emily Margaret Meisberger. All the census records where she lived with her parents list her as Emma M. Meisberger, while those records where she lived with her husband show her variously as Margaret E. and Emma.  Her death certificate also shows her as Margaret M. Some family trees have her named Amelia, which sounds like a variant on Emily.  Her father’s will, surprisingly, identifies her as Annie.

She married John G. Madara on 21 February 1887 in St. Edward’s in Coal Township. Together they had the following children:  John (1887 – 1895), Mary (1889 – 1895), William Charles (1891 – ?), Theodore C. (1892 – 1914), Margaret E. (1895 – ?), Florence H. (1896 – ?), George Lincoln (1898 – 1952), Elizabeth A. (abt. 1901 – ?), Anna Rita (1902 – 1979), Arthur C. (1904 – 1944), Nellie C. (abt. 1907 – ?) and John (abt. 1912 – ?).

Emma died on 14 February 1928 in Coal Township. She is buried in St. Edward’s cemetery, also in Coal Township.  I have her husband’s death certificate as well and I noticed that he is buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania. The family lived on the outskirts of Shamokin in Coal Township. Theobald Meisberger was a staunch Catholic. He and his family were founding members of St. Edward’s.  My suspicion is that John Madara may have been a non-Catholic.  I need to do a bit more research.

Emma’s death certificate lists her father as David Miceberger. Theobald was also known as Theodore but I have not yet encountered any document where he was called David.  The information on the death certificate was provided by Emma’s son, Arthur, who would be a grandson to Theobald and may not have known his grandfather’s first name since Arthur was born after Theobald died.

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Death Certificate of Margaret E. Madara died 14 Feb 1928 in Coal Twp., Northumberland Co., PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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